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Bridges for Trainers 2016


28 November - 1 December 2016 | Vienna, Austria

Bridges for Trainers offers a platform to debate trends and hot issues related to training in the youth field – national and international. In 2016 Bridges will provide a space to discuss current challenges of societies and their effects on young people!
Trainers and training providers with existing training strategies for trainers at national or international level are invited to come to Vienna and discuss with the community the current challenges at European level and their effects on young people and societies - of course in their role as trainers and training providers connecting the needs and challenges of young people nowadays and of local youth work in different contexts. The main intentions for Bridges for Trainers 2016 are: - to reflect on the political dimension of trainers work in relation to current challenges of political strategies/policies, on one hand, and of local realities of youth work and the needs of young people on the other, - to update on and collect feedback to recent developments within the European Training Strategy (ETS), the manual on how to work with the ETS trainer competence model and on the RAY capacity building research project, - to introduce the ETS competence model for youth workers to work internationally, and - to encourage networking and exchange with other trainers and training providers Bridges for Trainers 2016 is organised and financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action NAs of Austria, Germany, Poland, Turkey and SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre and will be moderated by Alexandra Beweis (AT) and Darko Markovic (RS). It will take place from 28 Nov - 01 Dec 2016 in Vienna/Austria and will gather ca. 140 participants with the following profiles: - Trainers experienced in youth worker and youth leader training (national and international level – attention: no trainers training only young people!), - Training course providers implementing training strategies for trainers (organisations/institutions), and - Erasmus+: Youth in Action/SALTO RC staff cooperating with trainers and trainer pools. Bridges for Trainers 2016 will be based on the “ETS Competence model for trainers working at international level” developed in 2013 under the European Training Strategy (ETS) of the Youth in Action Programme. Now in 2016 an additional dimension dealing with the political aspect of the trainers work will be discussed during the conference. Bridges for Trainers serves as a platform to explore next steps to be undertaken in the ETS development and to reflect on what role Erasmus+: Youth in Action could play in this. It is a bi-annual conference concept bringing together experienced trainers, training providers and Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA/SALTO RC staff working with trainers / trainer pools to reflect on trends and core issues in the youth field and effects on the work of trainers. Bridges for Trainers should take place again in Autumn/Winter 2018 and 2020 and is an activity linked to the context of the European Training Strategy of Erasmus+: Youth in Action. More information on additional planned offers for trainers can be found at www.salto-youth.net/tcdproject, the long term cooperation project of 8 NAs and SALTO T&C RC. Further reading: European Training Strategy in the field of Youth (ETS): www.salto-youth.net/trainingstrategy ETS Competence Model for Trainers to work at international: www.salto-youth.net/ /trainercompetences ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers to work international: www.salto-youth.net/ youthworkers-competence-model Research bases Analysis of Youth in Action (RAY) Network: www.researchyouth.net

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Seminar is

for ca. 140 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Trainers, training course providers implementing training strategy for trainers, NA and SALTO staff working with trainers/trainer pools

Working language(s):



SALTO Training and Cooperation RC (SALTO Resource Centre)


  • NAs of Austria, Germany, Poland and Turkey (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Udo Teichmann


Phone: x

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from one of the countries covered by the Neighboring Partner Countries of Erasmus+ Youth in Action strand, please contact your regional SALTO RC: SALTO EuroMed -> euromed@salto-youth.net SALTO Eastern Europe Caucasus -> eeca@salto-youth.net SALTO South East Europe -> see@salto-youth.net

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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